It has been a long time since I have written any poetry so I must first make the disclaimer that this might be pretty bad. Never the less, Bonnie and I are hosting Expressions Christmas gathering tonight and I thought for my part I would attempt a poem before celebrating communion. So I suppose without further ado: First Communion came in a still dark night, the angel Gabriel appeared and gave Mary a fright. He spoke “Peace be with you” as the moon light glistened, and Mary sat at rest and quietly listened.
“You are in God’s favor and shall bear a child,” “his faith will be as a rock and the religious leaders he will rile.” “His Kingdom will be great and he shall be called the son of the most high.” Mary’s heart leaped in the Spirit while she let out a long sigh.
“You will call him Jesus, Emmanuel, for God is with us.” And at these words Mary became troubled and began to fuss. “How can this be that a child I will bear?” “For I am not yet married and the whole town will see this as unfair!”
“The Holy Spirit will be upon you in righteous communion,” “and through birth he will bring God and man to a great reunion!” “Every knee shall bow, every heart shall repent,” “He is Lord! The Son of God who was Missionally sent!”
So Mary bowed her head while saying, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord,” And after a small quiet pause, “let it be to me within his accord.” So it is with all who would follow as servants in Spiritual communion, that we would lift body and cup in remembrance of Jesus and our incarnational union.
An expression of Luke 1:26-38:
"In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, ou will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her."